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Recent thoughts on Azeitão?


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I searched the forum and found some very old posts on living in Azeitão but am wondering if folks have any current thoughts about the area. My wife and I saw a fabulous house today  but Azeitão seems a bit out of the way (of course that could be good and bad). It seems to have a nice location relative to both Lisbon and Setúbal but am I mistaken? Is it too much country and isolation? Is there anything people love or hate about it? We'd appreciate any/all comments.

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My initial thoughts - as someone who has not lived there - is that it feels slightly suburban (and indeed it is on the extremity of the urban spread down from the port towns South of Lisbon) and is on a busy main road (the N10) without actually having great transport options.

However, it is within striking distance of Lisbon, beaches, natural beauty, retail, and has good road connections, including towards the South.

For some, this would be an excellent balance, I suspect, and I know people who absolutely love living near (but definitely not in) Setúbal. For me personally, I think it's somehow neither urban nor rural. I don't think it's too rural, however.

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@thomasandmatthew "excellent balance" - that sums what we think too. Great observation.

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@thomasandmatthew Hmm, sounds like it fails my pastelaria and cafe/bar test...

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@zoom I think it has both 🙂 I'm certainly not aiming to put people off! It's not a village, these days, for sure. It also has famous wineries, and excellent cheese!

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@thomasandmatthew Oooh, wine AND cheese - it's back in! Seriously, though, it does look like a good balance, but it seems a bit more car-dependent than we'd like - @jordan_zimmerman we're planning to check out the area in June/July, in case you're waiting to visit...

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@zoom thanks - we were there yesterday

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@jordan_zimmerman oops - sorry - I thought you're still in the US - in that case I'd love to hear your impressions of it!

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@zoom We thought it was lovely. Not quite rural and not quite urban as was said above. Close enough to both Setúbal and Lisbon but still away from it all. Tons of natural beauty and near the ocean too - lots of woods and air. However, there are stores such as Lidl and Continente just minutes away. We'll probably move either to or near Azeitão.

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@jordan_zimmerman really appreciate your feedback! We also have been seeing some nice houses in that area (Azeitao/Palmela/Sesimbra), and keep wondering whether its too rural (we lived in a typical California suburb for a long time, and really don't want to drive for every gallon of milk and a cup of coffee). Best of luck with your move!

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@thomasandmatthew

Agreed the cheese IS excellent!

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